Dual purpose bike really this expensive?

WuzzaCBXRider

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Found on another site, $6,000 in 'extras' and its brand new. Does this tell me that the bike, w/o all these extras is...crap?

"2008 Yellow and Black V-Strom DL650 Less than 3500 miles Loaded with extras $6000. [Non-ABS] Still under Factory Warranty. Please E-mail for pictures.


Adventure MotoStuff Aluminum Engine Protector V2.0 -Suzuki DL650/1000 V-Strom
GIVI D260ST Wind Shield-Suzuki V-Strom 650/1000 (04+)
GIVI TN532 Engine Guard-Suzuki Vstrom 650
Happy Trails Highway Pegs for DL650/1000 W/AMS Engine Protector
Pyramid Front Fenda Extenda - Suzuki DL650/1000 V-Strom
Sargent Seat-Suzuki V-Strom CarbonFX, Silver Welt & Black Trim
Ventura Light Guard - Suzuki DL650/DL1000 V-Strom
Adventure MotoStuff V-Strom Aux Light Kit Piaa 510 Narrow Beam
Powerlet Suzuki V-Strom Front Panel Kit
Adventure MotoStuff Grip Covers ( Compare to Grip Puppies
Crampbuster - Wide
Kaoko Throttle Control for Suz Vstrom DL1000/DL650 with factory handguards
Joe Rocket Manta XL Magnetic Tank Bag -Blk
Large Dosko Sport Case Pair
SW-MOTECH Quick-Lock Sidecarrier (Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Rox Risers
Med size Trunk
Rear Hyper-Lights
Lockable Quick-Locks
SW-MOTECH universal handlebar crossbar
 

Robot

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My buddy has a KTM Adventure bike, endless money pit for extra's. I dont know about "ALL" the extras, but the bike is very Utilitarian, lots of room for a six pack and samiches from the store.

Someday I may own a KLR or something for the Utilitarian value:thumbsup:
 

SANDFLEA85

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Found on another site, $6,000 in 'extras' and its brand new. Does this tell me that the bike, w/o all these extras is...crap?

"2008 Yellow and Black V-Strom DL650 Less than 3500 miles Loaded with extras $6000. [Non-ABS] Still under Factory Warranty. Please E-mail for pictures.


Adventure MotoStuff Aluminum Engine Protector V2.0 -Suzuki DL650/1000 V-Strom
GIVI D260ST Wind Shield-Suzuki V-Strom 650/1000 (04+)
GIVI TN532 Engine Guard-Suzuki Vstrom 650
Happy Trails Highway Pegs for DL650/1000 W/AMS Engine Protector
Pyramid Front Fenda Extenda - Suzuki DL650/1000 V-Strom
Sargent Seat-Suzuki V-Strom CarbonFX, Silver Welt & Black Trim
Ventura Light Guard - Suzuki DL650/DL1000 V-Strom
Adventure MotoStuff V-Strom Aux Light Kit Piaa 510 Narrow Beam
Powerlet Suzuki V-Strom Front Panel Kit
Adventure MotoStuff Grip Covers ( Compare to Grip Puppies
Crampbuster - Wide
Kaoko Throttle Control for Suz Vstrom DL1000/DL650 with factory handguards
Joe Rocket Manta XL Magnetic Tank Bag -Blk
Large Dosko Sport Case Pair
SW-MOTECH Quick-Lock Sidecarrier (Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Rox Risers
Med size Trunk
Rear Hyper-Lights
Lockable Quick-Locks
SW-MOTECH universal handlebar crossbar


Im not familiar with this bike but I put double that into my 02 Busa and we all know the Busa is just fine out of the crate
 

k03gsxr750

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The DL650 and 1000 are great bikes, you gotta remember the target audience for a bike like this is going to be putting a ton of seat time. The extras are to make the trip more enjoyable. When you are going to ride 3-5 times more and further then you would with a sport bike you have to cover more of your bases. We have a guy here in the Asheville area that has put 50k miles on his. Great bikes!
 

Mr Bogus

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The DL650 and 1000 are great bikes, you gotta remember the target audience for a bike like this is going to be putting a ton of seat time. The extras are to make the trip more enjoyable. When you are going to ride 3-5 times more and further then you would with a sport bike you have to cover more of your bases. We have a guy here in the Asheville area that has put 50k miles on his. Great bikes!
The KTM and BMW make some pretty nice ones too... I bet I have double that in my Busa when the dust settles, but it is pretty comfy at 600-700M a day..
 

Paulie1300

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We had a trio of brothers come and buy three DL-1000's a few years back.

Flew in ,got the bikes, drove back home to alaska, took the whole east coast,south, west, then back up though canada.
 

StromBusa

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Uh.. I like the DL, just turning 40,000 on my 04 1000. DL is sweet bike to drive (not the prettiest girl , but puts out :laugh:) if that bike is loaded with 6K in extras, buy it. Save washing the Busa some days.
 

jellyrug

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Found on another site, $6,000 in 'extras' and its brand new. Does this tell me that the bike, w/o all these extras is...crap?

"2008 Yellow and Black V-Strom DL650 Less than 3500 miles Loaded with extras $6000. [Non-ABS] Still under Factory Warranty. Please E-mail for pictures.


Adventure MotoStuff Aluminum Engine Protector V2.0 -Suzuki DL650/1000 V-Strom
GIVI D260ST Wind Shield-Suzuki V-Strom 650/1000 (04+)
GIVI TN532 Engine Guard-Suzuki Vstrom 650
Happy Trails Highway Pegs for DL650/1000 W/AMS Engine Protector
Pyramid Front Fenda Extenda - Suzuki DL650/1000 V-Strom
Sargent Seat-Suzuki V-Strom CarbonFX, Silver Welt & Black Trim
Ventura Light Guard - Suzuki DL650/DL1000 V-Strom
Adventure MotoStuff V-Strom Aux Light Kit Piaa 510 Narrow Beam
Powerlet Suzuki V-Strom Front Panel Kit
Adventure MotoStuff Grip Covers ( Compare to Grip Puppies
Crampbuster - Wide
Kaoko Throttle Control for Suz Vstrom DL1000/DL650 with factory handguards
Joe Rocket Manta XL Magnetic Tank Bag -Blk
Large Dosko Sport Case Pair
SW-MOTECH Quick-Lock Sidecarrier (Suzuki DL650 V-Strom
Rox Risers
Med size Trunk
Rear Hyper-Lights
Lockable Quick-Locks
SW-MOTECH universal handlebar crossbar

:2cents:alcoholic:cents:alcoholic:cents:
Just my opinion, but if you already have a Busa, then a good alternative will be either a cruiser, a tourer, or a dual sport. A V-Strom are none of those and all though Suzuki advertises it as a "Dual Sport." it is very far from an off the paving bike.

The V-Strom is a versatile bike, which can do a bit of everything, but it does nothing exceptionally well.

If you want a "Dual Sport" enjoy the Busa on paved road and get something which can take you legally by paved road to offroad and then anywhere from there.

In order of preference, Husky TE610, Suzuki DRZ400S, or a Kawasaki KLR 650.

If you did not have the Busa and you wanted a bike which could do a bit of everything, the V-Strom would be a good option.
 

MR X

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I had a DL1000 V-STROM and it was an AWESOME bike. :thumbsup::beerchug:

AWESOME :bowdown:

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